Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:09 am
Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint and updated decor has reinvigorated public pools around the Five Boroughs. It’s part of the city’s so-called “Cool Pools” initiative, which boosted overall attendance last year by 27.2%, per published reports. This summer, the Dry Dock pool in Alphabet City will get the treatment. And, to […]
Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:37 am
The Lillian Wald Houses are in the process of getting a revamped green community space along Avenue D. The project, “Opening the Edge,” has been in the works since September 2016, and is part of a larger program called The Energetic City: Connectivity in the Public Realm. The aim here is to breathe life into the city “by connecting […]
Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:12 am
The Lower Eastside Girls Club went big last week, helping the NASDAQ exchange open the trades on Thursday morning. The local organization rang the bell inside the Times Square stock market alongside famous fashion stylist Patricia Field. The promotion wasn’t relegated to the trading floor, though. The Lower Eastside Girls Club also received top billing on the 43rd Street […]
Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm
The flurry of helicopter activity in the skies above Alphabet City last night was attributed to a shooting outside the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D. An unidentified 33-year-old man was shot in broad daylight – approximately 4:30pm – and was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NYPD hasn’t released […]
Posted May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am
Anarchism and the Lower East Side go hand in hand, so should we be super surprised that one of the most notorious hackers of our day operated from within the Jacob Riis Houses on Avenue D? You’ll recall that in June 2011, hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed father of two, was caught by the […]
Last modified February 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm
During yesterday’s epic snowfall, christened “Winter Storm Pax” by the Weather Channel crew, Casey Neistat grabbed his snowboard and hit the slopes streets of the Lower East Side. With the help of a Jeep-driving friend, the thrill-seeker, wearing construction crew neons, shredded the road powder and snowbanks on Avenue D, down to Rivington Street, and […]
Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:32 am
With a title like “Gritty Late 1980s New York Lower East Side,” the following clip was absolutely impossible to ignore.
Posted March 7, 2012 at 6:19 am
The Lower East Side is connected to one of the largest, most notorious global computer hacker rings.